Sunday, January 19, 2014

winter continues

to be itself. 
after huge cold 
and more cold
and ice 
and more
 came thaw.
finally the deer came out of their 
hidey holes,
yarded up
till it's walkable.
 fissures are filling up again
 and starlings gather 
to whistle and sing
and remind me that january's half done.
 and this small snow comes down
with a chill wind
 begins again to build up 
little drifts
here,
 off in the woods,
 close by in the fencelines,
and these, happily wait
food for those silly starlings
or other hungry winged ones.
and that porcupine
the one with the limp,
waddles into the front yard to eat 
an arbor vitae snack.

6 comments:

jude said...

every berry was snatched up here during the last thaw. mostly robins.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, this was quite a year for fruit! much of it is still hanging.

onesmallstitch said...

the critters and birds must to happy for the thaw. It is amazing that they survived.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, temps are dropping and wind is gusting tonight and supposed to for a couple of days. deep winter again!

karen said...

gorgeous images Velma....we have rain as opposed to snow in fact it feels as if it hasn't stopped raining for months.

Velma Bolyard said...

karen, it's a big winter year--either way